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Jessica Lopez
LATEST POSTS BY Jessica Lopez
Explaining the Dire Need to ‘Flatten the Curve’
Dr. David Nash of the Jefferson College of Population Health delves deeper into the phrase that’s come to define COVID-19 prep.
A “Thank You” After 30 Years Cancer Free
Brad Shelly’s life has been dotted with minor and major miracles—including surviving kidney cancer.
A Parent’s Guide to Coronavirus
Here's what you need to know to protect your family.
Why a Genetic Counselor Should Be a Part of Your Healthcare Team
Curious about how a genetic counselor could inform and enhance your healthcare? We sat down with genetic counselor Carey McDougall to find out.
Mending Broken Hearts
Hahnemann’s closure has profoundly affected cardiology patients and providers.
Crossing a Cultural Divide to Care for Those in Need
Urologist resident Dr. May Jean Counsilman fulfilled a lifelong goal on an international medical mission trip to Uganda.
Video Gaming Injuries Are on the Rise
The amount of overuse injuries that can result from all that play time is out of control.
Surgical Milestone: Philadelphia’s First Transoral Thyroidectomy
Otolaryngologists Dr. Christopher Fundakowski and Dr. Elizabeth Cottrill recently performed the first transoral thyroidectomy in Philadelphia.
A Heart Transplant Story: More Years to Spend With the Love of My Life
"While my heart always skipped a beat for Theresa, it skipped a few too many beats over the years. Several people on my mother’s side of my family suffered from heart disease, so I knew I might, too."
12 Reasons to Visit a Cardiologist
The heart beats about 115,000 times per day pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through your body. Needless to say, keeping it healthy is crucial to survival.
It Happened to Me: I Went Into Cardiac Arrest When I Was 18 Years Old
A Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University medical student tells her story of adversity, hardship and recovery—and how it will forever change how she views a patient.